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Points for Canadian Study and Experience in Express Entry

July 2, 2021BY Marketing

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Points for Canadian Study and Canadian Experience in Express Entry.

Canadian study and Canadian Work experience have always been beneficial for an applicant applying for permanent residence. The points secured by an applicant under these two factors help them boost their CRS score for the Express Entry profile. And lately, these factors have become even more important.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Canada had to close its border to non-essential international travel. This means Canada is currently emphasizing permanently immigrating temporary residents who are already present in the country, till the travel restrictions are lifted and it resumes to normal.

Having said that, we at CanOz have tried to give you an overview of the point system in Express Entry for those with professional experience and study in Canada.

How to calculate a CRS Score using Express Entry Points?

The Comprehensive Ranking System is used by the IRCC to rank eligible candidates to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry. Following factors are considered while scoring a candidate:
  • Age
  • Level of Education
  • Official Language Proficiency
  • Second Official Language
  • Canadian Work Experience
IRCC’s CRS Calculator is a valid tool that can be used to calculate your CRS score. This score is further used to rank your profile in the Express Entry Pool.

Points for Canadian Study and Canadian Experience in Express Entry

If you are planning to immigrate to Canada under the Express Entry program, this tool is highly recommended to determine your eligibility prior to your application. If you are not comfortable using the tool or have queries with reference to your profile, you can consult our team of immigration consultants for professional assistance. To make your profile stand out and be picked for an Express Entry draw, you should work on improving your score. It is the most ideal way to enhance your chances of getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Although not every factor’s points are variable, there are some. And today we are going to discuss the two of those most important factors:  Canadian Study and Canadian Experience.

Canadian Study Points for CRS Score

Canada wants its international students and graduates to stay and it has made it easy for them to become permanent residents. Canadian education could get you a lot of points that certainly increase your CRS score. Candidates with Canadian post-secondary education are awarded additional points under CRS for the Express Entry immigration program. This rise in the score makes their profile more competitive in contrast to those in the pool. Such as if you have a:

  • Post-secondary credential in one year or two years – study program in Canada you will be rewarded 15 additional points
  • Post-secondary credential in three years or longer – study program in Canada you will be rewarded 30 additional points.

Even though Canadian educational credentials hold a lot of importance in Express Entry, when it is combined with Canadian work experience it works wonders in boosting your score. 

Also note, Canadian experience can open up a lot more Canadian immigration options for international students in Canada.

Canadian Work Experience Points Structure for CRS Score

The maximum points one can get for Canadian Work Experience (for 5 years or more):

  • With a spouse/common-law partner – 70 
  • without a spouse/common-law partner – 80

But for those below 5 years of experience, the points system works as follows

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Years of Experience

With a Spouse or Common-Law partner

Without  a Spouse or Common-Law partner

None or Less than 1 year

0

0

1 year

35

40

2 years

46

53

3 years

56

64

4 years

63

72

That brings us to another sub-section of  Skill transferability factors. The table below demonstrates the points scored by a candidate with Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree

Canadian Work Experience with post-secondary Degree

Education Points + 1 year of Canadian Work Experience

Education Points + 1 year of Canadian Work Experience

Secondary school (high school) credential or less

0

0

Credential of One year or longer Post-secondary program 

13

25

Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials were issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer

25

50

A university-level credential at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required

25

50

A university-level credential at the doctoral level

25

50

And for those with both foreign and Canadian Work experience, the point system works differently. For that refer to the table below.

Years of Experience

Foreign Work Experience points + 1 year of Canadian Work Experience

Foreign Work Experience points + 2 years or more of Canadian Work Experience

No foreign work experience

0

0

1 or 2 years of foreign work experience

13

25

3 years or more of foreign work experience

25

50

Important Tip:

There are many candidates who do not use their work experience that they do have as much as possible, though. Express Entry is an immigration program that follows the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes to assign points to every possible occupation. And picking the right NOC code is another important yet simplest way to boost your score.

All you need to do is to prove that whichever NOC code you claim in your work experience is correct when you receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence. Please remember not to misrepresent your experience.

Having said that, it is absolutely worth it to invest some time looking for the right NOC codes that reflect your work history appropriately in your Express Entry profile.

We understand that NOC codes can be confusing to search through, so consulting an immigration consultantt to identify the right NOC code for you can be really beneficial.

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